Is Digital Subscription Creep Draining Your Wallet?

is digital subscription creep draining your wallet?

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These days you probably have a Netflix account.

But you may also have an Amazon Prime account… And a Dropbox account.

What about Hulu? Spotify? HBO?

In the old days we paid for cable and got a bunch of crap added in “for free”…

So people started “cutting the cord” and choosing a high speed Internet connection by itself when their cable subscriptions became too expensive.

But now, with EVERYTHING coming over the Internet, it’s so easy to end up with a dozen subscriptions that you don’t even realize you have.

After all, how much content can you consume and still do your job?

You could have 10 subscriptions each costing you $10.00 per month… Plus your Internet subscription.

Subscription creep could be seriously draining your wallet…

That’s $100 more you’re paying for stuff you might not even be watching…!

Is Cord Cutting Cheaper..? Yes, But Watch Out For “Subscription Creep”

Here is a partial list of digital subscriptions you could have that could be piling up without you even realizing it…

You could even have duplicates among members of your family if you’re not careful!

Cloud Data Backup Services:

  • Dropbox
  • iCloud
  • Google Drive
  • Carbonite
  • Backblaze
  • iDrive

Online Content Streaming Subscription Services:

  • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • HBO Now
  • Showtime
  • ESPN
  • DirecTV
  • Sling TV
  • CBS All Access
  • Fubo TV
  • PlayStation Vue
  • YouTube Red
  • YouTube TV
  • AT&T Watch TV
  • Philo
  • Vudu
  • Roku
  • Sony Crackle
  • Pluto TV

Streaming Music Services:

  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • Apple Music
  • Tidal
  • Google Play Music

Online Security Suites (Anti-Virus/Malware/Phishing)

  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Norton by Semantec
  • Webroot
  • Trend Micro Internet Security
  • AVG Antivirus
  • ESET
  • Panda Antivirus
  • Avast

Audiobooks

  • Audible

Online News Paywalls:

  • NYTimes.com
  • WashingtonPost.com
  • WSJ.com
  • Bloomberg
  • Business Insider
  • The Information
  • Medium